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ABS/MBS Market

Every week, Asset-Backed Alert delivers the earliest word on money-making plays emerging from the evolving securitization business, including the worldwide markets for ABS, MBS and CLOs.

Selections from Recent Issues


China Bond-Rating Initiatives Back on Track

President Trump’s trade deal with China has paved the way for Moody’s and Fitch to set up shop in the nation.

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CLOs Seek Support for Distressed Holdings

Collateralized loan obligation issuers are looking into mechanisms that could afford them more flexibility in managing distressed collateral.

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Crisis Memories Prompt Non-QM Intervention

The Structured Finance Association is taking steps to address weakness among nonqualified mortgages before federal policymakers do.

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TIAA Swears Off Jumbo-Mortgage Offerings

TIAA has shut down its jumbo-mortgage securitization program.

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Two Founders of New Diligence Jump Ship

The leaders of mortgage-review firm New Diligence Advisors abruptly resigned this week.

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FHFA Prioritizes Big-Picture Approach

Political concerns apparently were behind the decision to raise the loan-size limits of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Late-Year Investor Maneuvers Lifting Values

Senior bonds backed by auto loans and credit-card receivables are rapidly gaining value on the secondary market.

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Oil Giants Explore Bonds Backed by Reserves

Some of the world’s largest oil companies are looking at securitization.

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Large Legal-Settlement Deal In the Works

Structured-settlement investor Sutton Park Capital is preparing the biggest-ever securitization in the asset class.

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Societe Generale Enlists JP Morgan Veteran

Societe Generale is bringing in market heavyweight John Cho to lead its asset-backed bond underwriting operation in the U.S.

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CLO Loan Parameters Feeding Disruption

Amid signs of stress in the leveraged-loan market, spreads are widening for certain junior collateralized loan obligation notes.

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Oil-Drilling Suppliers Explore Securitization

Several companies that lease offshore drilling equipment to oil and gas producers are taking a hard look at securitization.

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